Trial Lesson and Vouchers

Trial Lessons and Vouchers remain valid until July 2022.


Coronavirus Update, 4th May 2021

Club now operating for members

Due to the general easing of Government COVID restrictions, Banbury Gliding Club is now operating normally for its membership. However, we are waiting for the government to fully remove the restrictions before we can start flying Trial Lessons for the general public. We hope that this will be early in the second half of 2021 so please revisit this website regularly to confirm the exact dates. In the meantime all existing Trial Lessons and Vouchers remain valid until July  2022.

Whether you are an experienced pilot or wish to experience the thrill of silent flight with a great-value Gliding Trial Lesson or perhaps our Introductory Membership or our in-depth Learn to Fly course, you’re in the right place. 


With excellent facilities, access to experienced and friendly instructors, a dry field all year round and an open countryside for exploration, you’ve made the right choice to visit us.


Banbury Gliding Club is based at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near to both junctions 10 and 11 of the M40, allowing easy access from London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bicester, Bedford, Oxford and beyond. 

BGC in a nutshell..


Banbury Gliding Club, founded in 1966, provides Trial Lessons, Introductory Memberships  as well as Learn to Fly options. These excellently priced packages include launch and glider hire fees, all instruction, briefings, logbook and more.


Our experiences also come as a gift-voucher, making them ideal gifts for birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, wedding gifts and Christmas. We also offer Corporate Days and Group Flying, perfect for office-outings, school activities, family events or just groups of friends. Whatever your occasion, gliding is the perfect day out!